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Comment by Gordon Christie on March 31, 2020 at 11:37

Or maybe try the archives of “The Scotsman” newspaper which had its offices on North Bridge a stone’s throw away from South Bridge. Every Edinburgh business worth its salt advertised in the Scotsman or the Edinburgh Evening News.

Comment by Gordon Christie on March 31, 2020 at 11:33

South Bridge is very close to where I was born (Hill Square, Edinburgh). I’m afraid the photographer pre dated me by quite a few years though.

I think maybe if you could track down descendants via a genealogy site that might yield information.

Good luck.

Comment by Elizabeth Woods on March 30, 2020 at 10:24

Many thanks, Gordon. Your photo pre-dates mine. I have located further information about Peter Nimmo and Son. They were at 39 and 44 South Bridge from 1869 - 1896.

Close inspection revealed a wedding ring on her left hand and her clothes fit the 1870s style of bustles,  overskirts, embellishments and higher hair styles.

I knew this was a family photograph, but no-one in our family knew to whom she was related. I have since discovered she is my 1st cousin twice removed, daughter of a great grand uncle we did not previously know about. She married Alexander Smith in 1871, hence the 'or Smith' suffix. I think this is her wedding photo and that the photo was taken in 1871 to commemorate the event.  

Comment by Gordon Christie on March 30, 2020 at 8:35

No info however.

Comment by Elizabeth Woods on March 26, 2020 at 0:22

I am looking for information about P. Nimmo & Son, University Photographic Studios, 39 & 44 South Bridge, Edinburgh. 

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